Company: Panther Productions
Name: Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Trapping
Tape Cost: listed at $49.95 in catalog
Length of Tape/Time: 49 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: Concept Video
Return Policy: defective merchandise only
Experiences in dealing with this company: very polite and friendly
Instructor: Paul Vunak
Company's Address: Panther Productions, 1010 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, CA. 92673
Company's Phone Number: 800-332-4442
Web Page: Century purchased Panther's entire library

Primary Grading Criteria:

1. Production/Tape Quality: 9
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 9
3. Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 9
4. Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 9
5. Score on delivery vs hype: 9
6. Degree to which we would recommend this product: 9
7. Wasted Time ( The higher the number, the less “ fluff” /repetition ): 9
8. Playback Score/Watching if over-and-over again: 9
9. Would I purchase more of this company’s products:9
10. Overall grade based on cost vs. Value: 9

Grand Total: 90

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Good
2. Intermediate benefit: Good
3. Advanced benefit: Fair
4. Time to benefit: Immediate
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

While the name of this video suggests that the material is strictly over trapping hands material, the video should have been named “ Introduction To Filipino Empty Hand Fighting “. The material, with the exception of a few pak sao techniques, is almost exclusively Filipino in nature and Mr. Vunak gives the viewer a good overview of Filipino fighting concepts such as defanging the snake, limb destructions, hitting and destroying on the first beat, and the importance of developing good sensitivity.

The tape begins with a discussion of the four fighting ranges and the tools used in each range. Mr. Vunak moves on to discuss various limb destuctions with some applications including a brief segment at using these destructions during sparring. The use of destructions against various kicking techniques are shown as well as a section on the development of sensitivity using Hubud, a Filipino training drill. Trapping range or low line kicking is also shown with the use of the oblique kick, the Thai boxing round kick to the leg, and the Savate round kick to the groin using the toe.

If you are experienced in any of the Filipino arts, then this video is not for you because the material is too basic. If you have never been exposed to the Filipino arts, then the material presented here will help you to become a better fighter. I would recommend this video to anyone with little to no Filipino background, regardless of your rank in other martial arts styles.

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